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Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio

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Address: Manuel Antonio National Park 60601, Costa Rica
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07:00 - 16:00
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Tue - Sun 07:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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US$55.00*
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Manuel Antonio National Park Hiking Tour
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Manuel Antonio National Park Adventure
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Manuel Antonio National Park Hiking Tour from Jacó

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Had a wonderful time here. Swimming in the ocean was great and I saw a variety of wildlife, sloths, iguanas and howler monkeys. If you are going alone be very careful with your... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Kimberley, British Columbia
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Kimberley, British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had a wonderful time here. Swimming in the ocean was great and I saw a variety of wildlife, sloths, iguanas and howler monkeys. If you are going alone be very careful with your belongings as there are raccoons and monkeys that patrol the beach. They will loot your bag or worse take off with it.

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Bay Saint Louis, Mississippi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The walk through the park is pleasant and easy. The earlier you get there the better your chances of seeing the larger animals. Most people used guides and were able to see smaller animals like iguanas, spiders, etc. Without a guide you can spot sloths and howler monkeys. Do not pack any packaged snacks, they will be removed from your... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Today we did several short hikes in Parque Nacional Manuel Antonio and saw nine sloths, one crocodile, six howler monkeys, a troop of squirrel monkeys, one white-faced coati, five raccoons, four grey-necked wood rail, one riverside wren, two species of tanager, one red-capped manakin, three garrobos, two black iguanas, too many gorgeous butterflies to count, two beautiful waterfalls, and one... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Very special place - I've never been anywhere with such a great combination of beautiful beaches, rainforest and so much wildlife. The troop of squirrel monkeys following us out of the park at the end was a real highlight and I doubt they would have been so close anywhere else as they're obviously used to humans! Only thing to be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

great place to hike and see monkeys tour guides helpful nice beach A great introduction to wildlife in costa rica bring umbrella as it can rain

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Ashburn, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The park is great and there are a lot of animals. Most of that has been covered here. The official ticket booth is about 100m before the gates to get into the park. I've attached a map with the GPS dot along with a picture of the ticket office. You can park in the lot behind the ticket office. Hopefully,... More 

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We would have missed out on so much had we not had a guide. We saw what a tree frog looks like in the day time. Impossible almost to see on our own. Hidden bats, amazing dragonflies. The capuchin monkeys, sloths, lizards, raccoons and other animals are everywhere once you get to the eating area. On the way, a guide... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

There is a dirt road and a wood trail to the beach. They control food going in, but animals are still abundant. We saw raccoons, monkeys and sloths. The beach is quite nice. The trails also offer opportunities to see crabs and birds and more animals. Showers and bathrooms available.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A really nice park, lots of animals (beware of the monkeys and racoons with your stuff!!) Some very nice beaches (some are crowded though!) Nice paths to walk along with sometimes also nice views across the sea. Some parts along the beach are very good for swimming and even snorkeling.

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Kenora, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

For $16 per person, there are far nicer beaches and walking trails! We saw more wildlife at our hotel; including monkeys, sloths, horses, birds, lizards, and more! (Issimo). There are pushy tour guides at the door. We finally agreed to one for $10 each, which was still a rip off, although we did see more wildlife with him than we... More 

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